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The enchantment and grandeur of Madrid is hard to describe unless you are there in person. It’s a city that makes you fall head over heels in love with its creativity. Though not as old as other European cities, it is still a city that boasts an impressive collection of art, probably some of the best in Spain. Madrid’s Royal palace exhibits such a fine example of arts that it strongly rivals that of Versailles. Even Picasso’s masterpiece, Guernica is in Madrid.
Madrid’s idea of fun is far different from other cities and makes you feel instantly snug and intimate with it. More of a pedestrian friendly city, the visitors and travellers find joy around every corner in Madrid as they go bar hopping; shopping at the flea market, join the paseo, watch street singing or just walk to the old quarters of Madrid and enjoy being young again.
Most suitable for those who are leaning towards the wild side and looking for Apartments in Madrid, Chueca is one of the trendiest and chic areas of Madrid with an endless array of bars, bashes and some delicious drinks on the terrace.
Those with posh lifestyles looking for vacation rentals in Madrid will find their solace in this area. Albeit expensive, Salamanca is lined with outlets of International brands like Gucci, Chanel and Dior. Even the restaurants in this neighbourhood are extremely luxurious and grand.
Locals love this area of Madrid and La Latina makes it one of the most apt places to stay for people visiting only for a short stay in Madrid. This neighbourhood is trendy and generously blessed with a myriad of bars and tapas alongside restaurant that serves authentic local cuisines.
Other suitable neighbourhood areas of Madrid Includes:
Barrio de las Letras
The national palace in Madrid is where the Spanish royalty lives and it dates as far back as 9th century. The palace is fit for a king with its lavishly decorated and furnished interior and exterior.
Plaza Mayor is a huge symmetrical and rectangular cobbled square that features same kind of architecture. There are 237 balconies facing the square.
Prado Museum is one of the most famous museums that houses nearly 8,600 masterpieces by some very renowned artists. Prado Museum is also the largest art gallery of the world.
Not as great as Prado but complimenting it fairly well is the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. It has collection of lesser known artist and some of the very best Impressionist collection.
Other interesting attractions in Madrid include:
Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Puerta del Sol
Royal Botanical Garden
Summers in Madrid are hot and dry and reach up to 40ºC in the summer months of July and August. Winters in Madrid are rather pleasant as the days remain bright and sunny and despite the cold, allow a gentle reprieve. The best weather in Madrid is experienced during spring and autumn when the street festivals and cultural eves are at its peak.
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